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University Career Center Staff

Members of the University Career Center team have been handpicked for their extensive knowledge of the job market, varied expertise, and passion for helping you choose and succeed in a career you'll love.

Use this page to contact the job-market, career-selection and personal-branding experts in the University Career Center.

You can schedule an appointment by calling our office at 303-871-2150.

  • Lindsey Day Career Counselor

    Lindsey Day

    Career Advisor to alumni and graduate students
    Phone: 303-871-4847
    Email: lindsey.day@du.edu

    Read about Lindsey

    PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
    Lindsey Day is a career coach who has helped 1000s of clients across the country find jobs they love. Lindsey focuses on solving the talent connection problem by training job seekers to regain power in their career search, think like the employer, and project a positive, confident self-image to land their next great job. Lindsey's specialties revolve around technology and personal branding. Lindsey enjoys helping candidates navigate the ever-changing landscape of online job searching and is frequently requested for her expertise in LinkedIn and nonverbal communication. In addition, her real world experience in recruiting provides her with insight into the employer perspective.

    EDUCATION

    Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
    Master of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

  • John Haag

    John Haag

    Internship Director and Career Advisor
    Phone: 303-871-4309
    Email: jhaag@du.edu

    Read about John

    John Haag's 22-plus years as a career advisor—first with a social service agency and then here at DU—have qualified him to provide insight and direction to students and alumni.

    Even better, he loves his students and his job. In his own words:

    "I love student life as a place and as a concept; it is a wonderful place to make a difference."

    EDUCATION
    MA, human resources management, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
    Graduate-level certificate, career development, John F. Kennedy University, San Francisco, Calif.

  • Mary Michael Hawkins

    Mary Michael Hawkins

    Director of the Career Center
    Phone: 303-871-4758
    Email: mhawkins@du.edu

    Read about Mary Michael

    PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
    During her 17-plus years at DU, Mary Michael Hawkins has served as undergraduate business career advisor, internship director and director.

    Before that, she worked in the staffing industry and with adolescents in a residential/day treatment program.

    EDUCATION
    BA, psychology, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.
    MA, counseling psychology, University of Colorado, Denver

  • Pat O'Keefe

    Pat O'Keefe

    Assistant Director of the Career Center and Career Advisor
    Phone: 303-871-4292
    Email: pokeefe@du.edu

    Read about Pat

    PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
    Pat O'Keefe is passionate about variety, education and problem solving—which makes her perfectly suited to her job as assistant director and career counselor for all non-business undergraduates.

    In her own words: "I love my job...helping students in their decision-making process around majors and careers. I also love...working with all types of majors and undecided students."

    EDUCATION
    MA, counseling, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
    BA, business (minors, sociology and fine art), University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo.

  • Tina Stack Oldweiler

    Tina Stack Oldweiler

    Employer Relations Manager/Office Administrator at the Career Center
    Phone: 303-871-3514
    Email: tstackol@du.edu

    Read about Tina

    PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
    Even after 18 years at DU Career Services, Tina Stack-Oldweiler says each day brings something new and refreshing, which suits her personality well.

    With a background in business administration and customer service, managing the Pioneer Careers database and acting as a conduit between students and employers was a natural fit. Hearing those students' success stories is the perfect reward for her hard work.

    EDUCATION
    BA/BA, business administration, Western State College, Gunnison, Colo.

  • Ruth Prochnow

    Ruth Prochnow

    Career/Internship Advisor
    Phone: 303-871-4705
    Email: rprochno@du.edu

    Read about Ruth

    PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
    Ruth Prochnow draws her insight and inspiration from more than 24 years of career counseling experience.

    During her long, successful career Ruth has served as Director of Career Services at Tulane University, and in a variety of career counseling and director positions at the University of Wisconsin's Psychology Clinic and the City of Madison, Wisconsin's Equal Opportunities Commission.

    More importantly, though, Ruth works in career counseling because she loves it. Connecting employers with students and helping students find that perfect internship—that's what gets her out of bed in the morning.

    EDUCATION
    MA, counseling psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
    BA, sociology, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wis.

  • Carolyn Sommers Career Counselor

    Carolyn Sommers

    Career Advisor
    Phone: 303-871-3927
    Email: carolyn.sommers@du.edu

    Read about Carolyn

    PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
    For the last five years, Carolyn has been guiding students through the process of self-discovery and teaching them the essential skills and knowledge for career planning. She has a passion for growth and development and is energized when helping students answer those key life questions: "who am I, where am I going, and how do I get there?"

    In addition to a Master’s degree in Counseling from Governors State University, Carolyn brings a range of career counseling experience from working in both community and four-year college settings and most recently, with a high school College & Career Readiness program in Michigan. In her role as Career Advisor, Carolyn supports students in the Colorado Women’s College, as well undergraduate International Studies students.

  • Toni Gabrielli

    Antonia Gabrielli

    Career Advisor, Daniels College of Business undergraduates
    Phone: 303-871-3613
    Email: antonia.gabrielli@du.edu

    Read about Antonia

    PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

    EDUCATION
    BA, psychology, University of Minnesota
    MA, counseling and student personnel, University of Minnesota

Career Services Staff

The Career Services staff is responsible for stewarding campus-wide career services strategy, communication, data analysis, and employer relations.

  • Sue Hinkin

    Sue Hinkin

    Executive Director of Career Services
    Phone: 303-871-2525
    Email: Sue.Hinkin@du.edu

    Read about Sue

    PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
    With a passion for career services and a long, successful career at Michigan State University, DeVry University, and the Savannah College of Art and Design, Sue Hinkin is the backbone of the Career Services team.

    Before working in higher education, she worked in the entertainment industry in Southern California.

    EDUCATION
    • MA, higher education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    BA, art, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.
    • Fellow, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Jane Mall

    Jane Mall

    Director of Employer Relations
    Phone: 303-871-2694
    Email: Jane.Mall@du.edu

    Read about Jane

    PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
    Jane has several years of corporate experience in the software sales industry, and has owned and operated two small businesses.

    Before joining DU, she spent 10 years as Director of Corporate Relations and Director of the Experiential Learning Center (ELC) at Northern Illinois University's College of Business.

    Jane enjoys building relationships with corporations and nonprofits to help them accomplish their hiring plans with qualified, worthwhile candidates.

    EDUCATION
    • MS, adult and higher education, emphasis on human resource development, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Ill.
    • BA, finance, Aurora University, Aurora, Ill.

  • Helena Barrera

    Helena Karchere

    Career Services Marketing and Events Manager
    Phone: 303-871-4255
    Email: Helena.karchere@du.edu

    Read about Helena

    Helena came to DU Career Services in February 2012 with experience in non-profit marketing, program development, event coordination, and social media. She is committed to creating collaborative and effective efforts across the DU campus—bringing staff, faculty, employers, alumni and students together to empower big dreams and help make them happen. Helena is currently engaged in elevating storytelling to a priority, through video, social media, and blogging. Contact her now to share your story!

    EDUCATION
    BA, "Facilitating Personal and Organizational Transformation: Psychology, Sociology, and Religion," University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif.
    MBA, University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif.

  • Ben Siebrase

    Ben Siebrase

    Career Services Data Analysis and Internal Systems Manager
    Phone: 303-871-4720
    Email: Ben.Siebrase@du.edu

    Read about Ben

    Ben began working at DU in 2008 as the career development and public interest program coordinator in the Sturm College of Law. Before joining Career Services, he worked as an analyst in the University's Office of Academic Assessment. Ben is originally from Indiana.

    EDUCATION
    BS, psychology, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
    MA, higher education, University of Denver
    PhD candidate, research methods, University of Denver